Tread Softly (1952 film)

Tread Softly is a 1952 British crime film with music, directed by David MacDonald and starring Frances Day, Patricia Dainton and John Bentley.[3][4] A chorus girl investigates a series of mysterious happenings at a derelict theatre.

Tread Softly
Directed byDavid MacDonald
Produced byVivian Cox
Donald Ginsberg
Written byGerald Verner
Donald Ginsberg
Vivian Cox
Based onBBC radio serial
& novel
The Show Must Go On by Gerald Verner[1][2]
StarringFrances Day
Patricia Dainton
John Bentley
Music byIvor Slaney
CinematographyReginald H. Wyer
Edited byJean Barker
Albany Films
Distributed byApex Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
  • December 1952 (1952-12) (UK)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was made at Marylebone Studios and at the Granville Theatre in Fulham. While made as a second feature it also had aspirations to top the bill in some cinemas.[5]



  1. Gifford, Denis (1 April 2016). "British Film Catalogue: Two Volume Set - The Fiction Film/The Non-Fiction Film". Routledge via Google Books.
  2. Verner, Gerald (1 January 1950). "The Show Must Go on: The Novel of the B.B.C. Serial Play". Wright & Brown via Google Books.
  3. "Tread Softly (1952)".
  4. Chibnall, Stephen; McFarlane, Brian (23 October 2009). "The British 'B' Film". Palgrave Macmillan via Google Books.
  5. Chibnall & McFarlane p.127


  • Chibnall, Steve & McFarlane, Brian. The British 'B' Film. Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.

[[Category:Films directed by David MacDonald (director)

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